Scheduling Inspections

To request a residential inspection online please send an email to DCRA Residential Inspection Scheduling Unit. To help DCRA respond to your request as quickly as possible, please include:

  1. Your Name
  2. Phone Number
  3. Address and Unit Number (if applicable)
  4. Brief description of the selected violations

If you feel there is a need for an emergency inspections, please do not email, call (202) 442-9557, select option 6 or dial 311 after 5 pm and on weekends.

Once a request is received, a DCRA staff person will attempt to contact the requestor to schedule an inspection date. DCRA schedules inspections in response to requests involving an occupied rental housing unit. Because priority is given to serious conditions in occupied housing units, persons submitting requests regarding exterior conditions are not contacted prior to the inspection.

It is extremely important that upon submitting a complaint or request for inspection that you provide a telephone number where you may be reached during normal working hours.